Rock The Night

Album: The Final Countdown (1985)
Charted: 12 30

Songfacts®:

  • Europe was on the verge of international stardom when lead singer Joey Tempest wrote this song in 1985. The band had been signed to Epic Records after releasing two albums on a local Swedish label. They embarked on a tour of Sweden, and were starting to feel the anticipation and excitement. This song came out of those time. "It was just describing the feeling of having fun and the touring life," Tempest told us.
  • The band served as their own producer when they recorded the original version of this song, which was released as a single in Sweden in 1985. They re-recorded it with producer Kevin Elson (known for his work with Journey) for The Final Countdown album. In America and the UK, it was the band's second single, following "The Final Countdown."

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